Friday, June 30, 2006

Here is another picture

She is finis!

And Wow! Did I work hard to finish her in time for the July 1 release of Simply Primitives. She turned out SO great, if I do say so myself!
The funniest thing happened! I was working on her hat this morning, searching out the perfect ribbon to trim the edge with. I needed a red color, but nothing was just right. Then my order from Gail Wilson came, and the fabric I ordered was packaged in a plastic bag, and tied with the PERFECT Ribbon! Actually it looked more like the vintage seam binding I have(only new). But the color and width were just right and there was just enough to go around the hat brim. Talk about serendipity!!
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Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Lookie what I'm workin on!

Wow! Its so great to be working on dolls again! I am all inspired and I hope it stays this time! I vow I will not get caught up in the ebay thing again, and I will only make my dolls with the purest of intentions.
So here is my latest work in progress. The head I made some time ago, but I have been able to use it as a springboard to get myself going again. I have just completed drafting the patterns for her clothes today, so my next pic will be of her in her costume.

Saturday, June 3, 2006

Some dresses I have made.

Some of my work in the past 6 months

Day dress for Addy.


Isn't she just gorgeous? I just love her. I have her shelf on display in my sewing room where I can look over and enjoy her whenever I want. She really brightens my day!

What I've been doing while in hiding! Ha! Ha!

Here is a picture of almost everything I have collected for Felicity so far. Some of the things I really want are now retired and I will have to try to win on ebay.


Well here I am, back after 6 months! I really thought I would not make anymore dolls, but the desire has hit me again!
I lost my Dad in February. During the weeks I spent at the hospital before his death and the whirl of activity surrounding the funeral, I lost all desire for dollmaking. Primitive dolls all looked depressing and evil to me. I wanted soothing pretty colors, and I craved a sort of clean crispiness.
But I still love dolls.
I began making doll clothes for my seven year old, and doing some heirloom sewing again. Soon I was smocking pretty frocks for American Girl dolls. I had received Felicity as a gift from my husband at Christmas, and I began collecting for her and our other AG girls in earnest. Between myself and my two daughters we own 11 American Girl dolls. True to our love of history we have all but 2 of the 8 historic dolls, and we have many American Girls of Today(AGT).